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  • LaVar Ball Says That His Sons Will Be Billionaires Before LeBron James (VIDEO)

    05/22/2018 12:57:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Total Pro Sports ^ | May 22, 2018 | Darrelle Lincoln
    t seems it’s been a few months since LaVar Ball has given some outrageous hot takes about his sons, but he wasted no time getting back to form. LaVar Ball’s “master plan” was originally to get Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball all on the Los Angeles Lakers roster together, but now, he’s thinking even bigger. The Big Baller Brand CEO wants the Lakers to turn his children into the NBA’s first active billionaires. LaVar was in attendance at the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., when Hoop Journey filmed a conversation between LaVar and the...
  • Spurs replacing dance squad with a ‘family-friendly’ coed ‘hype team’

    05/21/2018 12:01:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rick Maese
    They were there for all five of the Spurs’ NBA championship runs, dancing in the aisles, performing during halftimes, trying to liven up the crowd. From the early days of David Robinson to what might have been Kawhi Leonard’s final season in San Antonio, the Silver Dancers were part of the Spurs’ game day experience for more than a quarter-century. Leonard’s future remains uncertain, but the Silver Dancers are apparently done. The team is reportedly eliminating its longtime dance team, replacing it next season with a 35-member ‘family-friendly’ co-ed “hype team” that will feature tumbling and acrobatics.
  • NBA Star Slams JJ Watt For Offering To Pay For Funerals Of Santa Fe Victims

    05/20/2018 4:53:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 20 May 2018 | OfficerBlue
    NBA star Stephen Jackson went on the offensive against JJ Watt after news of his good deed. Santa Fe, TX - After the school shooting in Santa Fe on Friday, NFL star JJ Watt said that he would pay for the funerals for all 10 of the people who were murdered in the shooting. The offer follows Watt raising $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey. However, former NBA star Stephen Jackson found a way to slam Watt for offering to help, according to Total Pro Sports. In response to the news that Watt was going to personally pay for...
  • NBA Exec: 'Matter of time' before Kansas City gets franchise

    05/20/2018 5:11:20 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 30 replies
    The Score via MSN ^ | 5/19/18 | Wael Saghir
    A new city has emerged as a possible site for NBA expansion. One league executive told SEC Network's Jarrett Sutton that Kansas City will inevitably be awarded a franchise, as it's viewed as the NBA's most valuable market for league expansion, alongside Seattle. The Kings called Kansas City home from 1972 to 1985 before moving on to Sacramento. The state of Kansas is well-represented on the college circuit, boasting the powerhouse University of Kansas, but the addition of an NBA franchise would come as a surprise with other notable options being discussed far more. The city has an arena which...
  • ESPN Loses 500,000 Subscribers In April

    05/02/2018 6:58:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | May 2, 2018 | Clay Travis
    It’s become a major trend, when tax season arrives, cable and satellite subscriber numbers tank according to Nielsen estimates. I don’t know if that’s because come spring tax season everyone looks at their yearly budgets and many people, in an effort to save money, decide they don’t need cable and satellite subscriptions any longer, or whether the end of the NFL, college football, and college basketball causes many sports fans to tune out for the summer. But regardless of the reason cord cutting in the spring has become an annual trend And the start of this spring was brutal for...
  • Romney at the Jazz game

    04/27/2018 10:18:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Instagram ^ | April 24, 2017 | cstewartthenow
    How about Mitt Romney letting Russ Westbrook have it last night?
  • Our PC Culture Just Got Even More Ridiculous

    04/24/2018 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 24 replies ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Russell Westbrook, was having another spectacular game. He had just made a pass setting up a basket -- one of a stunning 19 assists he made in the game -- when Davis put an exclamation point on the Westbrook pass, saying Westbrook was playing "out of his cotton-pickin' mind." Davis is white and Westbrook is black, in case you haven't figured that out. And in case you have absolutely no knowledge of history, slaves once upon a time picked cotton in the South. So reparations for the ugly past had to be paid, more than 150 years after slavery ended....
  • Our PC Culture Just Got Even More Ridiculous

    04/24/2018 7:28:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Every now and then a news item pops up that is so ridiculous that you figure it's just got to be fake news, somebody's idea of a joke. You check the calendar to make sure it's not April Fools' Day. And when you realize it isn't, you come to understand that in our hypersensitive culture, a news story can be factual, accurate and preposterous all at the same time. Which brings us to the TV play-by-play man for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team in the National Basketball Association. The announcer, Brian Davis, was calling a game in which the...
  • Thunder give in to misplaced outrage at announcer

    04/23/2018 7:49:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2018 | Phil Mushnick
    Common sense is the complete stranger from whom we’ve grown apart. This week, perhaps the same as you, I learned something I never before considered, let alone gave a first thought: The expression “cotton pickin’" — as in “wait a cotton pickin’ minute” — is racially insensitive, if not a free-standing racist expression. Having never before considered that, it makes sense as black slaves served as America’s cotton pickers. I don’t recall ever speaking or writing the expression, but I’m now sensitive to the good idea that I never should.
  • Erin Popovich Cause of Death: Wife of Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Dies Aged 67

    04/19/2018 9:51:18 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 12 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 4/19/18 | Dan Cancian
    Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, died on Wednesday (April 18) at the age of 67 after a long battle with illness. The couple married four decades ago, while Gregg was serving as assistant coach at the Air Force Academy between 1973 and 1979. Erin is survived by her two children—Jill and Mickey—and two grandchildren.
  • NBA Breaks All-Time Attendance Record for Fourth Straight Year

    04/16/2018 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 37 replies
    SI ^ | 4-12-2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    The NBA broke the all-time attendance record for the fourth straight year with more than 22 million fans attending games this season, the league announced Thursday. The league also set records for average attendance (17,978) and sellouts (741). Records were also set in merchandise sales on, and NBA League Pass subscriptions were up 63% from last season.
  • The Process finally made way for the playoffs, and the 76ers were ready for prime time

    04/15/2018 6:58:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2018 | Michael Lee
    Joel Embiid’s teammates didn’t know what he had planned for the moment The Process finally made way for the playoffs. Since he’s been out for the past two weeks with that left orbital fracture, Embiid has petitioned different companies that make protective face masks with a special request: to give him a half-mask, covering the left side of his face, reminiscent of the one worn by the Phantom of the Opera. “The Phantom of the Process” — as Embiid has dubbed himself with a new social-media hashtag — made his debut before the Philadelphia 76ers hosted Game 1 of their...
  • Thunder announcer suspended one game after racially insensitive comment about Russell Westbrook

    04/15/2018 4:26:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jack Maloney
    The play-by-play announcer said Westbrook was 'out of his cotton-picking mind' The Oklahoma City Thunder suspended play-by-play announcer Brian Davis for one game following his racially insensitive comment about Thunder star Russell Westbrook. During the Thunder's final regular-season game on Wednesday night, Davis said that Westbrook was "out of his cotton-picking mind" following a nifty assist by the guard.
  • Billionaire Backers: Patriots, Sixers Owners Visit Rapper Meek Mill Behind Bars

    04/10/2018 8:46:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 10 APRIL 2018 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Incarcerated rapper Meek Mill is getting big-time support in his fight for justice. The hip-hop artist is receiving a high profile visit in prison as he awaits a bail ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin entered the doors at the medium-security state prison in Chester on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Skip Bayless: Nobody Talks About Villanova’s DiVincenzo NBA Future Prospects Because He’s White

    04/04/2018 11:31:23 AM PDT · by ethom · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Apr 2018 | by Trent Baker
    Fox Sports 1 “Undisputed” co-host Skip Bayless reacted to Villanova defeating Michigan Monday night 79-62, led by Donte DiVincenzo and his 31 points off the bench. Bayless said he has watched Villanova this year and DiVincenzo always catches his eye. “[W]hy doesn’t [DiVincenzo] get any draft buzz?” Bayless asked. “Why isn’t anybody talking about Donte DiVincenzo as a potential lottery pick? And there’s one reason and only one reason — he’s white. It’s as simple as that. He’s not black. And, again, I’m not saying this is wrong or bad. It’s just it. It’s just a fact.”
  • Kings announce partnership with BLM Sacramento to support local black communities

    03/29/2018 3:35:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Score ^ | March 29, 2018 | Staff
    In the wake of the shooting of 22-year-old Stephon Clark by Sacramento police, and the protests the killing has incited, the Sacramento Kings are partnering with Black Lives Matter Sacramento and the nascent Build. Black. Coalition to invest in local black communities, the Kings announced Wednesday. As part of the initiative, the Kings are establishing an education fund for Clark's children. "This fund cannot fix the issues that led to the death of their father, but it will secure opportunities for their futures while the family and the city grapples with healing," the Kings said in a statement.
  • Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga Join MTV, NAACP to Send Busloads of Protesters to Gun Control March

    03/24/2018 11:28:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 3/24/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon teamed up with MTV and the NAACP to send busloads of protesters to take part in Saturday’s student march for gun control. MTV announced that it had joined the left-wing civil rights group and a list of celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and NBA star Carmelo Anthony, to send “17 busloads of youth” to the gun control march kicking off:
  • Could NBA's Becky Hammon become first female head coach of men's college basketball team?

    03/16/2018 12:32:35 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | March 2018 | Patricia Babcock McGraw
    On Thursday, the Colorado State athletic department officials announced they want to interview Becky Hammon for their men's basketball head-coaching job. The 40-year-old Hammon, a former WNBA star, played college basketball at Colorado State. She's currently an assistant coach for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs. She became the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA in 2014. Some NBA observers believe San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich is grooming her to be his replacement when he retires. In terms of Hammon's ability to control boys and young men once they get on campus and develop them into a successful unit,...

    03/15/2018 4:15:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union may not be able to join students... have donated $200,000 to help students from Wade’s hometown of Chicago join the gun control rally... Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony posted that he and Wade are “on the same page... ....the NBA Foundation will match up to $25,000 for all NBA player donations....
  • Geno Smith: I May Be With Kyrie Irving on 'This Whole Flat Earth vs. Globe Thing'

    02/26/2018 10:51:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Ryan Wilson
    The former Jets and Giants quarterback wants to know whether you think the Earth is roundA short time after Geno Smith retweeted this Saturday from televangelist Joel Osteen -- "Your time is too valuable, your destiny is too great, your assignment too important to get baited into battles that don't matter." -- the former Jets and Giants quarterback posed this question: Geno ✔ @GenoSmith3 I been studying this whole flat earth vs globe thing... and I think I may be with Kyrie on this... b4 you judge do some HW but what do you guys think? 9:23 AM - Feb...